(SMITH,JESSIE WILLCOX)illus. THE WATER BABIES by Charles Kingsley. NY: Dodd Mead (1916). Thick 4to (8 x 10 1/8"), green gilt cloth, round pictorial paste-on, AS NEW IN ORIGNAL PUBLISHER'S GLASSINE AND BOX WITH MOUNTED COLOR PLATE (box VG condition, slightly rubbed and light soil). 1st edition. 2nd issue with plain endpapers. An absolutely stunning copy of this classic, illustrated by Smith with cover plate, 12 large color plates plus beautiful black and green illustrations throughout the text. This is an uncommonly fine copy, rare in box.